Technical Information

 

Definitions of words and phrases used throughout our website

Chemical Resistance – PVCu is resistant to most forms of a chemicals.

Colours – Available in three standard colours, White, Forest Green and Dark Brown. Other colours can be made available at an extra cost subject to economical production quantities.

Connectors & End Stops – Injection moulded, flush or hidden fittings can be permanently fixed using approved Solvent Cement or Silicone-based adhesive.

Fire Rating – Class ‘O’ fire rating to BS476 Parts 6 & 7 (very low spread of flame, self-extinguishing). (Dependant upon Application).

‘H’ Section – Extruded hollow section to fit into Post Slots, provides secure multiple post-installation to suit the design of the structure. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres.

 

Material – An unplasticised impact modified and weather-resistant polyvinyl chloride compound (PVCu)

Painting – Painting is not necessary, but for decorative purposes (signs etc.) a high-quality gloss paint should be used without priming. For other specific applications, please consult the paint manufacturer.

Plank Sections –Β Extruded, with internal webs and cavities designed to accept timber or steel inserts, if required for reinforcement. Two rectangular profiles, one tongue & groove interlocking profile. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, and in certain situations in ‘packs’ pre-cut to length for speedy installation and assembly.

Post Caps – Injection moulded, flush fitting, locating tongues to fit inside the post section. Can be permanently fixed using approved PVC Solvent Cement or Silicone-based adhesive.

Post Sections – Extruded, square section, central cavity designed to accept timber or steel inserts, if required for reinforcement. External plank location ‘T’ slots on four sides. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, and in certain situations can be supplied in pre-cut lengths.

Post Slot Cover – Extruded snap-in section designed to securely fit into Post Slots to provide decorative finish, or to conceal the interlocking slot when used as cable trunking. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres.

Spacer Section – Extruded hollow section to fit securely into Post Slot. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, or as part of pre-cut ‘kit of parts’.

Thermal Movement – Approximately 1mm per 3 metres for every 10C change in temperature.